The Brooklyn Park City Council will vote Tuesday on a proposal for filling the council vacancy left by the death of Jeanette Meyer. Under the proposal, the special election for the 2 1/2 years remaining on her term will be wrapped into the city's Aug. 14 primary. Meyer, a 14-year council member who represented the West district, died of cancer last week.
The timing of the election was dictated by state law, which bars special elections within 19 weeks before a primary, said City Manager Jamie Verbrugge.
The filing period for the special election would start June 6. Interested residents of the West district can pick up an affidavit of candidacy at City Hall. They must return it by June 13, along with 25 resident signatures and a $25 filing fee.
The terms of three other council members -- Mike Trapanier, Peter Crema and Dean Heng -- all are up at the end of this year. The filing period for candidates running for those seats began May 22 and continues until June 5.